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Pilot Discusses COVID-19 and Airline Flying

Juan Browne, a commercial pilot, explains the air quality of commercial airliners and the cleaning regimen airlines use.

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Lufthansa Reduces Flights By 50 Percent

The Lufthansa Group has announced that it will reduce its current flight schedule by up to 50 percent, in response to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The airline is also contemplating grounding its fleet of 14 Airbus A380 aircraft. Source: AirlineGeeks

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Lufthansa Suspends 7100 Flights in March, Including to Israel

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Airlines Feel Deepening Impact as Coronavirus Upends Travel – The New York Times

The latest example of the outbreak’s toll on the industry came on Wednesday, when United Airlines became the first U.S. carrier to announce a widespread cut to domestic service, signaling that fear over the virus was starting to erode ticket sales far from the hot spots of the epidemic. In a letter to employees, the […]

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Israel Adds Five Countries to Coronavirus Air Travel Restrictions

Israel has already imposed the measure with regard to flights from Italy, China and Singapore.

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Coronavirus: BA Reducing Flights to US

The New York Times reports that British Airways is cancelling some flights from London to the United States to match reduced demand for flying due to the impact of COVID-19. The slowdown continues. Where is this headed?

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Coronavirus Threatens Health of El Al

Times of Israel reports that El Al faces serious financial problems due to the loss of business resulting from the spread of the coronavirus: El Al Airlines is formulating a plan to fire some 1,000 employees, nearly one-sixth of its workforce, due to financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Lufthansa Cutting Flights Due to Coronavirus

Lufthansa has announced that it will cut short and medium haul flights by up to 25% due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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Remembering Pan Am

I have fond memories of Pan American World Airways (1927-1991). Pan Am was the unofficial flag carrier of the United States. In 1970, it carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. Pan Am has an important list of firsts to its credit, including: First U.S. airline to operate permanent international air service (Key West, […]

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How to Beat Jet Lag – View from the Wing

View from the Wing offers tips for combatting jet lag: Adjust to the local time of your destination as soon as possible, generally as soon as you board your flight. That means eating on your new local time, and sleeping on your new local time. Stay up until bedtime at your destination the day you […]